John Herrera opens first Philippines boutique
Fashion designer John Herrera has opened his first boutique in the Philippines, at Shangri-La Plaza mall.
Executive VP and GM of the mall Lala Fojas said: “We are very happy to have John open his home in the Philippines with us. It is an honor… You can always assure yourself that you will have a unique, one-of-a-kind piece and Shangri-La is very much a prime mover when it comes to art and culture.”
Herrera, who has professed a profound fondness for Shangri-La Plaza, noted: “Before, the Philippines was very centered around made-to-order, made-to-measure clothes but then I saw a trend wherein foreign companies are coming here, creating off-the-rack bridal collections (and selling them) and I realized that it’s perfect for my business now to do both things – to make clothes and sell them in London and in the Philippines because both businesses have become aligned now. I couldn’t pass it up.”
The London-based designer is best known for evening and bridal wear.